I’m not sure he has enough money

Colin Craig has declared that he is going to usurp the National party:

The millionaire founder of the new Conservative Party Colin Craig says he plans to stay in politics until he has displaced the National Party as the country’s major party of the right.

Mr Craig, 43, spent more than $1 million of his own money on his campaign.

At this stage he has won 2.8 per cent of the party vote nationally and 21.4 per cent of the electorate vote in Rodney, a distant second behind new National MP Mark Mitchell.

Colin Craig has spent more than a million dollars on opposing the anti-smacking bill…he lost that and the million bucks.

He also spent more than a half million dollars campaigning to be the Mayor of Auckland. He lost that too and the half million bucks.

Now he has spent more than a million bucks coming 4th in a general election and second in Rodney electorate despite his dodgy polls saying otherwise.

If money could buy you elections then the anti-smacking bill wouldn’t have been passed, Colin Craig would be the mayor of Auckland and  the Conservative party would have been beating the Greens at the ballot box. Unfortunately this isn’t true. Colin Craig is yet to learn this lesson and it seems he likes to measure this millions.

If he wants to usurp National, given his record of spend about a million dollars for about 3% he is going to have to burn through $15 million. I’m not sure the national part is worth that much.


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